Fort Wayne Patio gets New Swing Arbor

The Fort Wayne homeowners wanted a back yard make over that included new plantings, a new paver patio area and a swing arbor made from Western Red Cedar. They want the plantings to cover this custom pergola/arbor so we made custom side panels so that the vegetation could climb up and over.

We see many beautiful evenings in this Fort Wayne backyard.

If you need help expanding or improving your Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana outdoor outdoor living space, please contact us. We Can Help! Give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Northern Indiana Lake Home gets New Composite Deck & Rail

The owners of this manufactured lake home wanted a deck on the lakeside of their new home that would fit their budget. They wanted it to look like an extension of their home, and wanted it to be large enough for entertaining and grilling. As they came to the lake to enjoy their time off, they also wanted it to be low maintenance.

We developed a plan and recommended that they use TimberTech Terrains coupled with white Tam-Rail composite railing, to stay within their budget. 12" joist centers were used to support the decking, and an access door was provided in the skirting for storage of lake toys. TimberTech Accent LED Deck Lights, controlled by a transformer with photo cell and timer, provide for security when they are not there
​and allows them to extend the day, when they are.

The Silver Maple decking and white railing really worked with the house and environment.

We will probably be back next year to add a side entrance deck and stair. We are looking forward to it.

If you are in the area in or around Fort Wayne, contact us to see if we can help with enhancing your outdoor living experience, whether it be a new wood or composite deck, new deck railing, a screened in porch, a pergola or a 3- or 4- season room. We Can Help! Give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

May is Deck Safety Month

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) designates May as Deck Safety Month. But, the safety of your deck should always be considered, regardless of the time of year.

NADRA’s web site has several resources available when considering the structural and safety aspects of your deck. Rather than repeat those here, I would just refer you to their site (click above links). Also, I would offer the services of Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana to assist you in interpreting or resolving any issues you may have regarding the safety of your current deck structure. The potential ramifications of an unsafe deck can be significant…in no particular order, injury, death and detrimental impact on your home’s value are the top 3 that come to my mind. These issues are real and they do exist in your neighborhood, believe me. Being in the deck building business in the Northeast Indiana area for nearly 9 years now, I’ve been in your neighborhood…I’ve seen plenty of examples. Pictured here are just a few, real-world, examples of issues I’ve seen in this regard – issues you should be concerned about if you see them on your or your neighbor’s, family’s, and/or friend’s decks.

There is engineering behind deck building…what “load” can the deck (and railing) handle, and how? Not to mention design…how does it look, flow, material, etc. That all too often gets taken for granted because of all the easy access free stuff on the web and the $7.95 deck plan books on the web and on the shelves of your favorite bookstores or home improvement retailers. But, that “engineering” isn’t necessarily rocket science (except when NASA does it) and the span/load ratios are readily available to anyone so inclined to use a hammer and a saw. There are International Building Codes and local building codes and associations like NADRA and companies like Simpson StrongTie and FastenMaster and local building inspectors and others who are vested in ensuring that these structures are and can be built with safety in mind. And then there are builders like Archadeck and others who subscribe and adhere to those principles and consider it good business practice to adhere to – if not exceed – those principles in their own design and construction standards. And then there are those who don’t.


No House Band, Joist Hangers Nailed to Siding



No Footings, Frost Heave Pulling Landing Off the House Wall



Insufficient Footings, Patio Not Separated from Footing, Frost Heave Raising Deck and Patio



House Band Nailed to House; Collapsed Deck


If you have concerns about the safety of your current deck give us a call for a no obligation inspection. Cutting corners where safety is concerned is never a good idea.


Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Time to Get Cooking in your Outdoor Kitchen

Whether you “grill” all year long or are like me and prefer not to be standing outside flipping burgers in the cold and snow, spring definitely encourages more outdoor cooking. We at Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana have seen an increase in the number of customers interested in incorporating something MORE to their backyard cookouts.

That something More can be simply surrounding a grill and providing more counter space or adding storage, a mini fridge, wine cooler, sink, pizza oven etc.

Compact but functional with an overhanging counter for bar type seating.

Stacked stone, granite counter plus all the bells and whistles!

If an outdoor kitchen is on your wish list this year Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana has the know how and experience to make that dream come true. Quality workmanship and materials will come together to provide a functional and beautiful spot for that simple burger or entertainment on a grander scale.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living and design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Outdoor Living "Rooms"- Patios, Porches, Sunrooms, Pergolas, Decks in the Fort Wayne Northeastern Indiana Market

Now that the 2017 Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show is in our rearview mirror and with the first day of spring only 10 days away we are gearing up for another busy year of designing and building the best outdoor living spaces for the greater Fort Wayne area.

When greeting visitors at our Home Show booth a preliminary question is usually along the lines of “What kind of project are you thinking about?” Sometimes the answer is very specific “I want a deck” or “I want a porch” and we can take the discussion from there. But, often the answer is “I don’t really know what I want”.

This is where the experience and knowledge of Archadeck of Northeast Indiana really shines. We think of all outdoor living spaces as “rooms” Decks and patios are rooms without roofs, 3-season rooms, 4-season rooms, open porches and gazebos are “rooms” with roofs. Pergolas are an in-between option for a room with some shade coverage. When you start to think of your new outdoor living space as a room that puts the focus on how you intend to utilize that space and suddenly the project comes alive as options and accessories such as an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit, built in seating, planters, lighting are explored.

We are finding more and more customers combining “rooms”. They want more than a slab of concrete or a run of boards for their outdoor living space. They want a functional and valuable addition to their home and lifestyle.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana is committed to asking the right questions and providing the answers in word, number and picture form that make sense for your space. Take advantage of our wealth of experience and we’ll make it happen for you.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Customer Satisfaction Achievement Award for 2016

Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana wins the Customer Satisfaction Achievement Award for 2016

For the 6th consecutive year we have been chosen as a recipient of the coveted Archadeck Customer Satisfaction Achievement award. This award is based on survey responses from the clients we worked with and for in the given calendar year. For Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana the receipt of this award confirms that we are meeting our goal of excellent customer service. Partner that with our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and our Best of Houzz for 2016 award and you can feel confident in placing your faith in us to execute a design, construct the outdoor project of your dreams and backup our work with quality materials, workmanship and warranties to rival any other area contractor. Our focus is and has always been making sure that each client is treated to the very best we can offer no matter the size or price of the project at hand. If you are considering an outdoor living project, know that Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana will always put your satisfaction first.

A Seamless Addition

These Clients desired a covered outdoor space but felt strongly that the structure look as if it were original to the house. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana designed and built a patio cover over their existing concrete slab.


Before, a basic builders concrete slab.


An open, but covered porch was built matching the house siding and roofing material creating a seamless addition. Low maintenance exterior trim was selected with vinyl sleeve posts, gutters and downspouts.



After, a seamless transition.


The interior features exposed rafters and cedar trim.



Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Phase One Done! Low Maintenance Deck in Fort Wayne

Seeing the bigger picture and planning ahead can save time, money and headaches in the long run. These homeowners contacted Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana to design and build a new low maintenance deck to replace a smaller wood deck. Plans for a future ground level patio were also discussed and taken into consideration. Issues such as traffic flow and access are important to the overall success of a project.


Timber Tech Terrain, a capped composite in Brown Oak was chosen for the decking, replacing a smaller wood deck, featuring hidden fasteners.



Another low maintenance choice was Westbury Tuscany aluminum rail in the very popular bronze fine texture finish.

Phase two of this project which will feature a ground level patio, giving these homeowners the multi function, multi level, mixed material outdoor living space they envisioned.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Enjoyment Enhanced! Elevated Composite Decks in Fort Wayne

This home’s idyllic setting was not living up to it’s potential as a fabulous outdoor living space. The wood decks, both upper and lower required arduous and regular maintenance and the upper deck was little more than a balcony existing to access the stairway to the lower deck.


Before the tiny upper deck served mostly as access to the stairway.


Archadeck of Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana expanded the upper deck, making it a functional space worthy of the stunning views. Both decks were finished with low maintenance Timber Tech Terrain in Sandy Birch including all trim work. The posts were also wrapped in composite making a clean, complimentary finish.



After photo shows a much improved, stylish and low maintenance space.


Westbury aluminum rail in Clay was chosen to beautifully accent the decks.



Westbury aluminum railing in Clay means no tedious maintenance required.



Whether it’s a sunny spot for that morning cup of coffee or a shady spot for happy hour these homeowners can now relax and enjoy their beautiful homesite for many years to come.


Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Multiple Entertainment Zones

The owners of this northern Indiana lake property lived with a deteriorating and unsafe deck for a number of years before contacting Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana to replace and reconfigure their old wood deck. One thing led to another and they now have multiple entertaining spaces from which to enjoy everything a lake home has to offer.


Before: An aging and unsafe structure.


The deck was reconfigured, adding stairs to the lower level and to the lake. Azek Brownstone decking and Kona fascia on 12" on center joists make a structurally sound and low maintenance deck. Westbury’s Tuscany aluminum railing in Bronze Fine Texture compliments the deck beautifully. Vinyl sleeves cover the main support posts.



Azek composite decking in Brownstone. Westbury Tuscany Aluminum Railing



A Trex Rain Escapes drainage system with a vinyl beadboard soffit ceiling, gutters and downspouts will keep the patio area beneath the deck dry during those sudden Indiana summer downpours.



Trex Rain Escape drainage system with a vinyl beadboard ceiling.



In addition a stamped concrete patio was installed along with a wood burning Belgard Wellington fire pit and seat wall adding yet another welcoming spot from which to enjoy all that a lake home offers.



Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Hello Beautiful, Goodbye Maintenance

The owners of this Northwest Fort Wayne home can say goodbye to the arduous job of maintaining their old wood deck and wood railing. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana was hired to design and install a beautiful new low maintenance composite deck, railing and skirting using basically the same footprint.


Before picture of the wood deck, wood railing and lattice skirting.


Azek’s Mountain Redwood from their Arbor Collection was chosen for it’s warmth and resemblance to exotic hardwood. With it’s scratch and stain resistant finish it’s low maintenance and exceptional warranty it will serve these homeowners well for many, many years.



After, featuring Azek’s Mountain Redwood decking and vertical board skirting.



Hidden fasteners were used on the decking. Azek’s Premier Collection railing was chosen along with Island post caps providing a sleek, classic profile that compliments many home styles. The beauty and solid feel of this railing rivals that of natural wood with no rotting, splintering or peeling.



Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering and outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Light up the Night

This low maintenance lakeside deck is simple and a simply beautiful addition to this northern Indiana lake home, an inviting spot to watch the sunset or boat traffic on the lake.


Timber Tech’s Terrain decking in Brown Oak was chosen for the grade level deck and the bench seating. Under rail LED lights also by Timber Tech provide a welcoming soft glow and add a measure of safety.



Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

From Pre-fab to a Fabulous Open Porch

These Northwest Fort Wayne area homeowners went from a pre-fab free standing pergola to a custom open porch that blends so seamlessly with their home you would think that it was part of the original build.


Before a pre-fab free standing pergola.



After, a beautiful open porch that blends seamless with the house.


Unstable soil necessitated placing helical pilings 17 feet deep to support the new open porch. Archadeck of Fort Wayne designed the porch with a hip roof. Low maintenance vinyl sleeves cover 6 × 6 support posts. The paneled base of the sleeves adds dimension and interest to the porch. Azek pavers laid over a cracked concrete slab freshened the floor.



The interior was finished with a Rev Board ceiling and trimmed out with rough sawn cedar. A ceiling fan with a light keeps air circulating. Gutters and downspouts were also installed.



Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call at (260) 96-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

We do wood!

Not everyone has the budget or desire for a composite material deck. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana still designs and sells many wood decks and we do it right! This Steuben County lake cottage is a perfect example. The old deck had been contorted by an even older concrete slab underneath that had cracked and heaved over the years. We removed the old deck as well as the concrete slab. New footers were set 36" deep, below the frostline, to prevent any future movement of the new structure.

Ground contact treated lumber was used for the foundation structure and the top decking. A parting board eliminated any butt joining of the deck boards. Full width stairs lead to the lakeshore. A bench and side stair with rail completed the project.

Parting board and bench.

Side stair with railing.

Phase 2 for these homeowners will be a lower level deck extending from the full width stairs giving them loads of space to relax, entertain and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering and outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Freshened and Repurposed

The outdoor living space of this lovely Whitley County home went from tired to fabulous with a re-deck and a repurposed porch.


Before picture of a deck in need!



Before picture of the screened porch.


Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana redecked using Timber Tech Legacy capped composite with a hidden fastener system and matching composite fascia to go from tired to terrific. Westbury Tuscany aluminum railing in bronze fine texture replaced the dated wood railing making for beautiful low maintenance deck using the same footprint.




The existing screened porch was converted into a 4 Season Room with insulation, new Atrium brand windows, and insulated doors.




After completion, a beautiful transformation. The homeowners can spend so much more time enjoying their low maintenance outdoor living space and relaxing and entertaining year round in their 4 season porch.


Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation R (260) 969-8663 OR EMAIL US AT neindiana@archadeck.net.

A 3 Season Porch Expands Enjoyment

Phase 1 of this project made a big change in the way this Northern Indiana cottage performs for the owners. They wanted an outdoor space that would catch the breeze yet protect from sun and insects and extend their enjoyment from spring well into fall.

Originally the cottage had a patio door to a deck with steps that led to the lake. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana designed and built a 3 season room on a new deck frame that the owner planned to cover with indoor/outdoor carpeting.

Before the addition of the new 2 Season Porch

The new 3 Season Porch with a new landing and two-way stairs with access to the lake and to the driveway. The stairs were constructed using TimberTech Terrains composite with a Tamrail. The porch walls were created with vinyl covered posts and a 24" high knee wall, the exterior siding matching that of the existing house. The window openings were framed in PVC and EZE-Breeze vertical 4-track windows were installed.

EZE-Breeze windows with a smoke gray glazing allows the owners to customize the amount of light and breeze and also extends the use of the porch when closed for inclement weather. Large trapezoid windows with crown trusses on the gable end create a open feeling. The exposed rafters gives the room the rustic feel the homeowners desired.

An interior barn wood siding clads the house wall complimenting the exposed rafters.

A planned phase 2 project for this cottage will include a paver patio between their new 3-Season room and the lake.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net. See more projects and customer reviews at fort-wayne.archadeck.com

A Pretty, Private and Practical Patio

These Southwest Fort Wayne, Indiana homeowners had the typical small builders cement patio. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana were called in to design and build a patio that more closely answered their needs for space to entertain, grill, dine and use their hot tub. Backyard privacy was also high on their list of priorities. Keeping their budget firmly in mind Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana proposed a larger stamped concrete patio with an interesting granite pattern to give them space for all of these outdoor activities.


A non-skid material was added to the acrylic cement sealer around the hot tub area to increase traction for safety.

A 6 foot vinyl fence surrounding the patio provides privacy as well as a wind block.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is Northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net. See more projects and customer reviews at fort-wayne.archadeck.com

Let the Buyer Beware!

The Best Deck Builder in Northeast Indiana: The old business adage says you can pick 2 out of the 3; Fast, Cheap, & Good. While this is certainly a great notion in business, it does not apply to deck building. While we know it can be tempting to go with your lowest bid or the contractor who can start your job the soonest, we have to caution you to take the time to investigate your contractor. Making a wise investment for the long-term safety, quality, and value of your new outdoor living addition is much more important than the lowest price or the quickest time frame.

Good Deck Builders are Busy Deck Builders

At Archadeck of Northeast Indiana, we are neither the cheapest nor the fastest. It is peak season in the deck building world which means we have a queue for design consultations and project starts. A wait list is something that all good deck builders will have during the spring and summer months. If you have a deck builder telling you he/she is ready to have their crew start tomorrow, I would think “Why is this deck builder not busier?” The answer might give you pause in choosing them as your deck builder.

Custom Quality Decks Can’t Be the Cheapest

Many deck builders try to cut costs by pushing one-size fits all deck, patio and porch designs. At Archadeck of Northeast Indiana, we want every homeowner to get exactly the project that fits their house, style, and needs. The function has to be there, or the whole project is a bust. We look at outdoor living as an investment in your home. We will custom design every aspect of your outdoor living project. We use the best fasteners and hardware and advise our clients to use the best decking materials. Excellent products yield long-lasting decks and porches for the best investment.

Permits, Permits & Permits

The Archadeck process guarantees that all of our designs will meet or exceed local and state building codes. Our decks are built for longevity and safety, and we take this process very seriously. When it comes to building a safe deck, it is key to pull the proper permits and have the proper inspections from our local building enforcement to ensure the job was done correctly. Most deck failures happen where the deck connects to your home; an inspection will guarantee your deck is connected properly. If a permit is not pulled and inspections are not done, you or the next buyer of your home could be forced to tear it down.

If you’re ready to invest in your outdoor living lifestyle, call today. We look forward to working with you. Enjoy looking at our gallery of photos for design inspiration and please check out our Customer testimonials, our A+ rating with the BBB as well as reviews with other internet rating services such as Angie’s List. Call 260/969-8663 for a design consultation.

It's the Pits

Few things draw us in more than the flickering warmth of fire. In northeast Indiana where weather is fickle and summer always seems much too short, a fire pit can help to extend the use and enjoyment of your outdoor space. As a gathering spot for ’smores or quiet conversation and fellowship, a fire pit is a great backyard focal point.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana has definitely seen an increase in the number of homeowners wanting to incorporate a fire pit to their outdoor living space. Some people want the crackle and smell of burning wood and others prefer the instant on/off reliability of gas. A quality built masonry fire pit sited perfectly for maximum enjoyment is a feature that will provide years of pleasure.


Belgard paver patio and Belgard wood burning fire pit.


A Unilock gas fire pit on a Trex composite deck.


Belgard paver patio with a Belgard gas fire pit.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260)969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

It's about time!

On March 13th Indiana clocks sprung forward one hour and every day brings us closer to the first day of spring on March 20th. The snow is melting, the temperature is rising and we are shedding our winter coats for lighter jackets.

As you step outside into your yard looking for the first signs of springs are you also noticing that tired deck, the cupped boards, the cracks and splinters, the wobbly railing? Are you thinking that it has stopped being a great place to relax and entertain and is now just an eyesore? Are there safety issues with rotted boards or unstable railing? Perhaps you are just tired of the seemingly never ending upkeep and are looking for a low maintenance alternative.

NOW is the time to call Arachadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana for a no obligation deck inspection. We can tell you if the basic structure is still sound and whether or not redecking the surface only is an option. We can work with you on a design if changing the footprint is your plan. We can walk you through the pros and cons of a pressure treated wood deck versus one of the many composite choices available. In short, Arachadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana can design and build the deck of your dreams and NOW is the time to set the wheels in motion.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 060-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Turn your tax refund into a home investment!

Another tax season is upon us and many northeastern Indiana homeowners are giving some serious thought as to how to spend the money they may be getting back this year. It is tempting to make a decision that gives temporary happiness such as a vacation. But, consider investing in something that yields long term satisfaction. More and more Fort Wayne area homeowners are realizing that creating a great environment in their own backyard means they can enjoy a “staycation” any time!

As the weather warms up and you step outside into your yard, take a good hard look and envision how great it would be to have that new deck, patio or porch available to your family and friends for relaxation and enjoyment at any time. Not only will the addition of an outdoor living space increase the enjoyment of your own backyard, but it will increase the value of your home.

Here are but a few ideas to spark your imagination.


This stunning vinyl pergola not only shades the lovely patio area but defines the space and makes an elegant statement.


A maintenance free TimberTech composite deck will provide years of carefree backyard fun and the Westbury VertiCable Rail allows for a nearly unobstructed view of this homeowner’s gorgeous property.


This pressure treated wood deck affords plenty of space for outdoor entertaining as well as a safe and secure access to the pool. A lockable gate prevents unsupervised entry to the pool itself.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260)969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Ready, Set, GO to the 43rd Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show

Spring is just around the corner and a trip to the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show (Learn More) is just the thing to get ideas and inspiration for your new outdoor living project. With over 650 exhibitors participating there is plenty to see and experience at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum running from Thursday February 25th through Sunday February 28th.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana will once again be represented and you can find us at Booth 1401. Stop by to meet us and learn about our custom design/build services, see some of our projects and a representation of some of the products we use in our deck, porch and patio projects. We can set appointments on the spot for a free design consultation or you can take information home with you for a future follow-up.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, see us at the Home Show Booth 1401, give us a call for a free consultation at (260)969-8663 or email us at
neindiana@archadeck.net.

Re-Decking and Expansion of Northern Indiana Lakeside home revitalizes outdoor living space

These homeowners contacted Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana for help in expanding and redesigning their upper and lower decks in order to get the most livability and function with the least amount of maintenance required.

Before the homeowners had no stairs to connect the upper and lower deck which forced them to go through the house to get to the lower deck and yard.

Both of the decks were expanded and redecked with low maintenance Timber Tech Terrains deck board and fascia. The upper deck was expanded to cover all of the lower deck and Timber Tech’s Dry Space was installed underneath, keeping the lower deck dry and useable on a rainy day. The lower deck was also expanded to accommodate a side stairway from the upper deck. Composite skirting on the lower deck provides a clean, finished appearance.

Timber Tech’s Dry Space extends usability. Westbury Tuscany aluminum railing was chosen along with 5" Timber Tech rail posts .

A flat “drink rail cap” was the customer’s choice for the lakeside railing.

The side walkway was re-decked to match the front upper and lower decks providing a visually seamless entrance.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is Northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969-8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Phase Two Pool Deck Completes Noble County Lake Home

Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, outdoor living projects need to be done in stages. Four years ago Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana designed and built a lovely deck for clients on a fishing lake in Noble County. This year we were welcomed back to design and construct a free standing pool deck for their above ground pool.

Setback issues necessitated working with the local Planning Commission. It is our practice to walk all projects through the permitting process for our homeowners.

The same materials used on the home’s deck were chosen and utilized for the pool deck. Low maintenance Azek in Slate Grey with hidden fasteners makes up the flooring with a classic white Tam-Rail railing. As with the home’s deck we used Permalatt DuraShell PVC lattice to skirt the raised deck and also provided an access door for storage.

A gate provides security and peace of mind.

It was our pleasure to work with these homeowners once again to increase the beauty and functionality of their outdoor living space. Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (260) 969 – 8663 or email us at neindiana@archadeck.net.

Happy Thanksgiving from Archadeck of Fort Wayne

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we at Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana would like to take this opportunity to give thanks.

First and foremost we thank our many wonderful clients for trusting us with their homes and their visions for that perfect outdoor living space.

We thank the suppliers and suppliers like TimberTech, Azek, Trex, Westbury, TamRail, Belgard, UniLock, FastenMaster, Carter Lumber, Eze-Breeze, and all who have partnered with us to provide the best products and warranties available.

Our crews deserve recognition and thanks for the superior work and attention to detail that we demand for every project.

Lastly, we are thankful to be a part of the Archadeck Outdoor Living Brand family, enjoying the support, knowledge, shared experience and the best warranty program available.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and don’t forget to save room for pie!

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